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Huntington marking 150th anniversary this year
The Dispatch
January 31, 2016

Huntington Bancshares has survived the Panic of 1893, the Panic of 1907, the Great Depression and the Great Recession of the past decade, which sent its shares tumbling to a $1 and wiped out hundreds of banks across the country.

Now the bank started by Pelatiah Webster Huntington has reached a milestone that few banks have achieved — 150 years in business. Read the story

Executives show waning confidence in the global economy
January 29, 2016

The final quarter of 2015 was an inflection point for businesses and the economy, as the long bull market ground to a halt, valuations of highly prized companies took a nosedive, and venture capitalists began shutting the taps for hefty rounds of financing.

One area that especially felt ripple effects from the downdraft was the middle market, comprising companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $1 billion. Read the story

Why companies are blind to child labor
Harvard Business Review
January 28, 2016

Many companies claim to adhere to strict policies about child labor. For example, Apple says that whenever it finds an underage worker in its supply chain, it sends the child home safely, continues paying his or her wages, and even finances the child’s education and offers employment once doing so is legal. Samsung has said that its contracts with any supplier found to use child labor will be terminated immediately. Read the story

Company executives have mixed views of PE ownership
The Wall Street Journal
January 28, 2016

Private equity firms contend private ownership presents benefits to companies, such as freedom from public reporting of financial performance, swiftness in decision making, and a focus on long-term value creation versus short-term results.

But not all portfolio companies are reaping those benefits, according to a recent survey of executives at private equity-backed companies from the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the story

Middle Market companies grow 6.1 percent in Q4
January 28, 2016

Amid flattening job growth and lower confidence in economic trends, U.S. middle market companies reported stable growth to close out 2015, according to a new survey. The National Center for the Middle Market said companies in that sector showed year-over-year growth of 6.1% in the fourth quarter, down from 7.2% in the third quarter. Employment grew 3.6% year-over-year compared to 4.1% the quarter before. Read the story

Office of Career Management connecting students, employers
January 25, 2016

Fisher’s award-winning Office of Career Management hosted its annual Fisher Spring Internship and Job Fair on Februrary 2. The event, one of the college’s signature recruiting events, was held at The Ohio Union. Read the story

Fisher MBAs retain possession of ACG Cup
January 25, 2016

For the third straight year, teams of MBA students from Fisher College of Business helped bring home the ACG Cup.

A team of second-year MBA students, Chris Buehler, Michael Dean, Phil Larger, Krisztina Nadasdy and Jeff Scudder took first place at the annual investment banking case competition hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth.
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Financial performance and bad loans
The Naeil News (Korea)
January 22, 2016

A Korean news outlet exploring poor performing housing loans recently cited Fisher professor Itzhak Ben-David's research into mortgage loan incentive schemes.
Read the story (Korean)

Fisher expands transportation management systems technology
Supply Chain Management Review
January 19, 2016

Eyefreight, a provider of transportation management systems, announced that after a successful trial involving students enrolled in one of its marketing and logistics courses, Fisher College of Business plans to give the Eyefreight TMS an even larger role in its well-regarded transportation management and logistics programs. Read the story

Eddie George Leaps to ‘Chicago’ From the NFL
The New York Times
January 18, 2016

Acting is one of several careers Eddie George has taken on since retiring from football in 2004. He is also a financial adviser and teaches the business of sports at Ohio State University, his alma mater. Read the story

The true cost to Amazon of the ‘Amazon Tax’
The Washington Post
January 15, 2016

Traditional retailers long have railed against tax laws that allow and others of its online ilk to avoid charging many customers a sales tax on their purchases.

According to federal law, a retailer does not have to charge sales tax on purchases made in a state where it does not have a presence. And thus the argument has been that online-only retailers have enjoyed an advantage over their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Read the story

Research shows how consumers view "ethical" shoppers
January 8, 2016

No one wants to knowingly buy products made with child labor or that harm the environment.

But a new study shows that we also don’t want to work too hard to find out whether our favorite products were made ethically. And we really don’t like those good people who make the effort to seek out ethically made goods when we choose not to. Read the story

News and media inquiries can be directed via email to Joe Arnold or at (614) 292-3380.